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Frank

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

South Shore Beach community; Only week available: Aug. 30-Sept. 6

7 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Rhode Island Coastal House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

This beautifully appointed, charming gray shingled beach cottage faces east with distant views of the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can see Cuttyhunk Island from the second floor windows. You can walk, ride or drive to South Shore (Little Compton Town Beach) and Goosewing Beaches. Goosewing is considered one of New England's Top Ten beaches. Yankee Magazine recently named Little Compton one of New England's top beach communities. Walking to the beach takes about 10-15 minutes, riding a bike takes about 5 minutes (all downhill) and driving takes about 3. If you walk or ride a bike to the beach, there is no beach parking fee. However, if you drive, bring your home rental contract to the lifeguard shack to purchase a weekly beach parking pass for your car.

Ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket leave from New Bedford, Massachusetts, just 20 minutes away by car. New Bedford was the setting for Herman Melville's classic fish tale Moby Dick.

All of our children grew up summering in Little Compton riding the waves and building sand castles at South Shore and Goosewing Beaches. We have boogie boards and coaster bikes for your use in the basement. Please note that we service all bikes immediately prior to the first week of summer rentals. After that, tire inflation and additional bike adjustments are on your own. You can also ride bikes to the center of town. There is a community center, library (for videos, free Internet, copy machines, books), a playground, basketball court, little restaurant, pizza parlor. Earle's gas station also offers dry cleaning and video rentals. We even have a larger general store--Wilbur's. We love the ice cream at Gray's in Tiverton (one town north), but you must drive there.

Most of the beach houses in Little Compton do not have air conditioning but breezes are very frequent and we have ceiling fans throughout!

We installed a gourmet kitchen in 2010! We reroofed and purchased new living/dining room rugs in 2011. In the winter of 2012, we renovated the two bathrooms: downstairs has a full bath with tub/shower combo; upstairs has a full bath with walk-in shower. In the fall of 2013, we installed an additional electric water heater for hotter water and better pressure. (The old water heater operated off the old plumbing system.) We have a charcoal grill for your use in the backyard.

ONE WEEK MINIMUM RENTAL beg. last week of June through Labor Day week.

Price: $1800 p/week.

Keywords: Beach cottage with open layout and cool ocean breezes; gourmet kitchen; new spa bathrooms.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Frank (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Frank

Steve was a television producer who spent 28 years with Voice of America TV, traveling the world producing stories about America. Now retired, Steve devotes his time to writing songs and painting. Darlene is in the communications field as well, handling internal communications for the information technology division of a large government agency. The couple share a love of American roots music, bicycling, family and the Rhode Island seashore. They met while working on a PBS documentary about Japan; he was a film editor; she was a translator who had just returned from a year of study abroad in the land of her birth--Japan.

Frank purchased this house in 1998

Why Frank chose Rhode Island Coastal

We bought in Little Compton after Steve's brother and wife introduced them. Now, both have vacation homes here. All three Frank children, now grown, fondly remember summers at South Shore.

What makes this house unique

The Sakonnet peninsula is Cape Cod 30 years ago. It is also Thornton Wilder, Norman Rockwell and Currier & Ives all rolled into one. It's the kind of place where the heart of town is still the hub--where you go for groceries, good books, strong coffee and the latest local news. It's also pastoral meadows abutting pristine beach, and lobster pots adjacent to moored sailboats. Little Compton is actually three smaller communities: The Commons (in the center of town), Sakonnet Point (at the southern end of town, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean) and Adamsville (on the eastern side, bordering Massachusetts).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The street was friendly and our 5-year-old son made some nice friends during our stay. Your home is warm, inviting and comfortable. We especially liked all the paintings. All in all beautiful weather, a beautiful spot and many fond memories...many thanks.
Aug 2010
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Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

South Shore Beach community; Only week available: Aug. 30-Sept. 6
average rating of 4.428571 based on 8 reviews
Chelmsford, MA
5

Comfortable summer getaway in wonderful neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this comfortable summer home four times and have enjoyed wonderful experiences each summer. The home is lovely in so many ways from the decor to the furnishings complete with washing machine and dryer. Having beach towels was a plus, too! The location is ideal for walking to the beach, bicycling, and walking around the beautiful country roads. But what makes the house in this Little Compton neighborhood special for us is the people we have met in the neighborhood along with their pets - they are truly friendly and welcoming. Our son, who is now 10, cannot wait to come back every summer. My husband, an avid cyclist, firmly maintains that our Little Compton location provides his favorite cycling routes and scenery and I find it relaxing and tranquil! The homeowner and rental agent worked so well together to ensure that we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well-equipped home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a very relaxing vacation at this ideal Little Compton beach home. The house has everything you could need for a great week at the beach including beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, bikes, etc! Goosewing Beach is about a ten minute walk from the home and it's the ideal beach for kids! The home was clean and beautifully decorated, yet incredibly comfortable. The homeowner had recommended the public library to us and our kids loved this quaint, historic little building in the Commons, which not only provided us with books and movies during our stay but also offered a magic show our boys loved. We would definitely look into renting this property again in the future.

I should add that I had a moment of car trouble on one of the country roads one morning, and I have never met so many nice people who wanted to help!

Recommendations: For breakfast I would highly recommend The Barn and for a casual dinner close-by (6 minute drive from the house) I'd recommend Crowther's.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well-equipped home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a very relaxing vacation at this ideal Little Compton beach home. The house has everything you could need for a great week at the beach including beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, bikes, etc! Goosewing Beach is about a ten minute walk from the home and it's the ideal beach for kids! The home was clean and beautifully decorated, yet incredibly comfortable. The homeowner had recommended the public library to us and our kids loved this quaint, historic little building in the Commons, which not only provided us with books and movies during our stay but also offered a magic show our boys loved. We would definitely look into renting this property again in the future.

I should add that I had a moment of car trouble on one of the country roads one morning, and I have never met so many nice people who wanted to help!

Recommendations: For breakfast I would highly recommend The Barn and for a casual dinner close-by (6 minute drive from the house) I'd recommend Crowther's.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So happy you had a nice stay.
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Doylestown, PA
5

Excellent family home!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home in Little Compton! Beautiful new kitchen and bathrooms, light and open living space, all the amenities you would need! My family of 6 (including 4 kids age 6-15) had a great time... rode their bikes to the general store, fished for crabs and minnows at the beach, played in the spacious yard. We will definitely return when we visit Little Compton again. The beach is great but kind of a long walk for small kids on a busy-ish road.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so glad that even your teenagers had a great time.
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Connecticut
5

Lovely and Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is in a quiet neighborhood within a pleasant walk to the local beach.

Nicely decorated and very comfortable. The town of Little Compton is adorable and so is the neigboring town of Tiverton. These two communities are very slow paced and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a nice stay!
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Ronceverte, WV, USA
5

Charming Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My Fiance and I stayed here in mid-June, the water was cold but the beach was beautiful. We found everything we needed at the house and enjoyed the charm of a small beach town. We are planning our wedding in the area next year and plan to rent the place for family etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the New England water can be colder in June, but the days are beautiful. Thanks for your review!
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Providence
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Little Compton Town Beach & Goosewing
Car: necessary

Little Compton looks like Scotland by the sea with charming stone fences! It's like Cape Cod 30 years ago; like Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

All of our children grew up summering in Little Compton at Town/Goosewing Beach. We have boogie boards and bikes in the basement. You can walk, ride or drive to the beach. Walking is about 10-15 minutes, riding a bike is about 5 minutes and driving is about 3. You can also ride bikes to the center of town. There is a community center, library (for videos, free Internet, copy machines, books), a playground, basketball court, little restaurant, pizza parlor. Earle's gas station also offers dry cleaning and video rentals. We even have a larger general store--Wilbur's. We love the Ice cream at Gray's in Tiverton (one town north), but you must drive there.

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Amenities

Rhode Island Coastal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) Distant ocean views from master bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (1) Total of 4 single beds in two rooms, one with distant ocean views. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in sitting room, off kitchen, converts to bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor, non-private hot/cold shower off kitchen deck comes in handy to rinse off sand after beach visits. Beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles (use at your own risk) and boogie boards provided. Note on bicycles: all are serviced once a year prior to start of summer rental season. One patio dining table provided. Kitchen renovated in winter of 2009. New roof installed spring 2010. Two full bathrooms renovated winter 2012.

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